A fortunate series of event (two consecutive long weekends and phenomenal rental car deal) meant that I decided to explore a piece of the New South Wales coast that I hadn’t visited before. Strangely, it’s the most conveniently accessible part from Canberra between Jervis Bay and Bateman’s Bay. I spent the night in Murramarang National Park, which is crisscrossed with fire trails leading to secluded beaches. After climbing all over a rocky headland, I found myself here at Myrtle Beach where there was an impressive shore break. I’ve since learned this is an “unofficial clothing optional beach”, which probably explains why the one person I did see stayed about 5 seconds. A big camera probably isn’t the best way to make friends on a nude beach!